Palm Sunday should have been the happiest single day in Jesus' life. After all, the crowds had gone after Him. Crowds count for a lot with most ministers. We feel better when church attendance is up. We wonder what we are doing wrong when church attendance is down. In John 12:19 the Pharisees murmur: "Look! The whole world has gone after him!" It seemed that way when Palm Sunday began. It looked as though His preaching/healing ministry was to be crowned with success, after all!
But Jesus knew better. He knew how fickle the crowds were; He knew that, when push came to shove, “all would forsake Him and flee,”Mark 14:50
The same people who on Palm Sunday had waved Jesus in, on Good Friday waved Jesus out again. He who rode into town in triumph, was carried out of town on a cross.
How quick were the crowds to shout "Hosanna!" on Palm Sunday--but also how quick they were to shout, "Crucify Him!" on Good Friday, when He didn't fit into their notions of what the Messiah should look and act like. Before the week was out, Jesus had been arrested, tried, whipped, humiliated, spat upon, cursed at, plotted against, crucified, dead, and buried. As we begin this week welcome the Messiah into your life and may his praise of “Hosanna” blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” Mark 11”9 be in your heart and on your lips.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
KyleJoin other churches of Ellis County Ministerial Alliance to participate in a Procession of the Palms This Sunday afternoon at 3pm. The procession begins at 13th and Ash.